Awards for 2011
Vienna Film Award
The Trial: Gerald Igor Hauzenberger
"We award the prize to Gerald Igor Hauzenberger for his consistent accompaniment of an animal protection group in its struggle against the Austrian machinery of justice."
Michael: Markus Schleinzer
"Markus Schleinzer shows us the wretchedness of power, thus forcing us to confront ourselves and our society with distressing yet necessary issues."
Vienna Film Award - Special Mention
David Wants to Fly: David Sieveking
"The film receives an honorable mention for its artistic direction, irony and humane attitude, especially in the deconstruction of any personality cult."
Short Film Award
Reader Jury of the "Standard"
El lugar más pequeño: Tatiana Huezo
"El lugar más pequeño holds a message for viewers, yet instead of propounding theses, it spreads hope. Although it addresses a dark chapter of history, it invites viewers into a faraway world with wonderful images - images whose simultaneous gentleness and power captivate the viewer without the film ever losing its documentary character along the way."
Yatasto: Hermes Paralluelo
"... for his realistic and emphatic portrayal of a group of children collecting garbage in the Argentinean province of Córdoba."